Happy New Year! The snow this morning in the view from my workshop was absolutely magical!
My goals for the new year:
I don't like making "resolutions" but making goals at the start of a new year can give one purpose of thought and direction. They're goals. They're not "I must do this" or "I should do this", but "I would like do this". If I don't manage to achieve them all, no guilt, move on, re-assess, it might not have been the time for it or it might not even be the right goal.
Continue to improve my colouring/painting and expand my abilities
- Continue entering challenges: These have been helping to expand and push my abilities because it gives me a purpose, direction, and, yes, even a challenge to think in a different direction to meet a criteria I might not have thought about before.
- Continue documenting my projects (i.e. written blogging): I have found that writing about how I made things after I made them, seeing them after they've been made in the photos I took through the process, helps me to see what works and what I need to improve on.
- Watch the Kit and Clowder videos I've been collecting. I only have a few stacked up, and keep planning to watch them but get side-tracked by projects I am creating *laugh*. But #2 is part of #1 *grin*
- Watch more videos (or read technique books and blogs) on watercolour painting that's unrelated to cardmaking/scrapbooking to continue to expand my painting skills.
- Continue to get braver about trying new media, new card folds, integrating more mix into my media.
- Work on bigger canvases more often.
- Continue to write and write and write. (I have always loved to write and even planned to be a writer when I was in school. Even the college degree I have was with that in mind.)
- Write about more than just card projects (which also means doing more than just cards or paper projects *grin*).
- Do some specific technique related pages (card and other).
- Find and obtain a new camera to replace the one which stopped working months ago. The old camera works but it's an utter pain to not have a way to connect it directly to the laptop and use a mouse for the shutter clicks as well as only having the tiny view finder and only automatic focus, etc.
Start doing videos.
- Build a rig/tripod set-up that is stable, puts the camera in the best spot, and doesn't cost much.
- Don't put it off and wait until getting a video camera to fit in my budget. This means I'll have to start with my cell phone and also means I will need to build the rig to potentially accommodate both.
Make more time for a wider variety of mixed media
- Use the supplies and tools I have for the other media! I got "side tracked" by paper the last few months mostly because paper is easier to just start doing stuff vs set-up/clean-up time on some of the other media.
- Stop fearing the fire! I have tools (and supplies) for metal clay, soldering, glass fusing, and other similar hot stuff. I got the tools and supplies when I found amazing sales or had a gift card.
- Do more resin! I love working with resin, I really do. I have a pretty wonderful stash of molds and things. I need to just do more with them.
- Get a sales site going, again... Etsy is too expensive unless you're actually making sales but the work of promoting to get those sales is tough with a full time job and time for creating. Square Market might still be regional, but they did add online selling to the Canada Square so I might look into that again.
- Look at local markets and fairs (again) and add one or two if the budget can fit it (there are fees and equipment requirements).
What are your goals?